The Best Bookstores in Augsburg
German bookstore | © Michael Coghlan / Flickr
The German university town of Augsburg
has a rich literary heritage, and unsurprisingly, is home to a series of great bookstores. Here, we have compiled a list of bookshops that, fueled by the love of bookworms, are still going strong in the age of online shopping. These shops encourage visitors to browse for hours, chat with fellow book lovers, or even dig into delicious cakes and coffee.
Thalia is right in the city center of Augsburg
and promises a great range of books for adults and children across several genres. This is also a nice shop to browse stationery, toys, games, music CDs, and DVDs and to pick up gifts for loved ones. While parents browse, the play area next to the kids’ section keeps children happily occupied. Thalia also hosts authors and book readings on a regular basis.
Books 'n Beans
Books ‘n Beans is a well-known Christian book shop with an unbeatable collection of books on God, faith, religion, and life. Additionally, the shop also has a section stocked with CDs, DVDs, magazines, postcards, greeting cards, and gift items. Visitors can always take a break from browsing and relax over coffee and cake
at the adjoining café.
Hugendubel stocks an extensive range of titles spread over two floors. In case what you are looking for is not immediately available, they are happy to take orders for the same. The cozy ambience and welcoming vibe make it a pleasure for book-lovers to spend hours here browsing or even reading. Hugendubel’s friendly staff is always ready to assist visitors with expert suggestions.
City-Galerie Augsburg, Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 86153 Augsburg, Germany, +49 089 30757575
Book Pustet is another extremely popular book shop in Augsburg
. Locals love to visit because of its great range of books, welcoming atmosphere, expert staff and last but not the least, the delicious coffee and cakes served at the café. It also has an attractive gift items section as well as a convenient DHL kiosk.
Comic Time is a one-stop shop for comic lovers in Augsburg. It has an immaculately arranged, extensive range of new and old comic books across several genres, including a section on Manga. The owner and staff are very enthusiastic about comics and happy to share their suggestions with visitors. It also stocks a good selection of action figures and board games, and even hosts game evenings.
Weltbild Outlet is a great place to pick up books at sensational prices. The books stocked here are all new, but taken out of packaging, returned or with minor defects, which usually don’t matter to true book lovers. If you browse with patience, you are sure to find several titles you would like to take home, and not burn holes in your pockets in the process.
Meraner Str. 23, 86165 Augsburg, Germany, +49 0821 7898892
Kolonial Feinkost & Buch
This is a unique shop in Augsburg loved to bits by locals. It combines the two greatest loves in the world – that of books and food! The cozy shop has an eclectic range of cookbooks
, recipes, rare ingredients, yummy snacks, liquors, food items, cooking utensils, and equipments and lots of attractive gift items.